The Hopewell Vikings bowling team returned to the lanes at Fair Oaks Lanes for an important matchup against the Quaker Valley Quakers, resulting in a split performance.
The men’s team continued their march towards securing a spot in the year-end WPIBL Tournament by solidifying their grasp on second place in the section, triumphing with a 5-2 victory over the third-place Quakers. However, the women’s team, bowling down a player, faced a tough challenge and fell short, experiencing a 0-7 loss to the Quakers.
Impressive performances shone through for the Viking men, led by Junior Colin Roessler, who delivered an outstanding career-high game of 194, accompanied by stellar scores of 182 and 192, culminating in a career-best series of 568. Colin’s remarkable performance outpaced all scorers by more than 100 pins over his series.
Senior Captain Gannon Berg added a solid 183, while junior Reese Jacobs contributed with an important 169. The Vikings received additional boosts from senior Nick Riviera and Juniors Jack Meyer and Zack Hughes, marking their varsity debuts and contributing significantly to the team’s victory.
Freshman Annabeth Sembower continued her impressive streak, leading all female scorers with a match-high series of 425 and showcasing a match-best game of 188. Meanwhile, Junior captain Jenna Willy maintained consistent performance, contributing a commendable 367 to the team’s effort.
Junior Varsity lost a 7 – 0 decision and were paced by Freshman Aiden Klette and Ayden Gault, including Gault scoring his career high of 127.
The Vikings will be in action next week on Wednesday at Sheffield Lanes against first place Montour for the final home match of the 2023/2024 season.